Applications for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East are now being accepted. This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East in fields such as education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable development.
The competition will start with a national phase, during which each of the 17 participating Orange subsidiaries will assess the projects submitted in its country and select three (3) winners. This will be followed by an international phase, during which all 51 national winners will compete in front of an international jury which will present the Orange Social Venture Prize grand prize to the three (3) final winners at the AfricaCom Awards event, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in November.
In addition to national prizes, the three (3) winners will receive:
- €10,000 respectively,
- as well as six months of personalised support from start-up creation and financing professionals.
The Orange Social Venture Prize is open to all students, employees and entrepreneurs over age 21 whose initiative is under three (3) years old and serves the following countries:
- Côte d’Ivoire,
- Guinea Conakry,
- Central African Republic,
- Democratic Republic of the Congo,
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018